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Performance Tester

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 14/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH92757

Performance Tester

Andover, Hampshire

4 months

*Clearance: SC


Job Description:

Performance tester:
Able to produce Performance Test Strategy, undertake Proof of Concept and Tool Selection
Operate in an Agile environment, CI/CD, testing in pipeline.
Knowledge of LoadRunner, Eggplant, JMeter, BlazeMeter preferred
Testing against APEX and .Net platforms preferred
Responsibilities:

Whilst working on the client site, the primary objectives of the Performance Test Specialist are:
* Create Performance Test Strategy
* Undertake a Proof of Concept to establish tools and approach
* Work within Agile teams early in the Project Lifecycle to undertake performance test activities
* Produce Workload Analysis Document / Performance Test Design and Performance Test Scripts from project non functional specifications
* Review non functional specifications to verify that they are unambiguous and testable
* Execute the performance tests prescribed within the Workload Analysis Document / Performance
Test Design and document any deviation from the test scenarios as originally defined
* Generating test data for load testing
* Log the results of the tests and present any extrapolation required to indicate how the application may perform in production environment
* Document defects discovered during the running of the tests
* Work with Technical Lead and Agile teams to rectify issues encountered during testing and tune the application performance
* Retest any defects raised and fixed
* Reporting Progress
* Summarise performance testing in the Performance Test Evaluation report


Technology Skills:
* Expertise in Performance Testing Tools and Techniques: such as Load Runner, Eggplant, JMeter, BlazeMeter and NeoLoad
* Experience of APEX and .Net based applications is preferred
* Knowledge of networks, including load-balancing, proxies and firewalls
* The ability to perform and report on a Proof of Concept and tool selection exercise
* Code development in the language of the chosen tool
* Web / API / Mobile technologies and Basic SQL
* Ability to build complete test tool infrastructure
* Understanding of operating system / cloud environment / database environmemt

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